Brian Chin

  • Member Since: July 12th, 2008
  • Bogota D.C. Colombia
  • https://www.cloudzola.com
  • @mapangpang on WordPress.org
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Senior Systems Engineer, innovative and love working with WordPress. Broad knowledge in technology and Operating Systems, multi certified in Microsoft, Citrix, RESPowerfuse, PRINCE2, ITIL etc. for work. For myself I have basic understanding of Linux, Android, HTML, PHP, Javascript and web hosting.

WordPress Origin Story

I started one of the first Dutch web hosting and domain registration company’s back in 1998, had my own colocation with different datacentres and hosted a static corporate website for security reasons. I love working with Open Source Content Management Systems, started with Mambo, Drupal and WordPress. Started using WordPress for corporate websites and did the web design myself trying to hide it was WordPress what was used to blog. I used Mambo (now Joomla) until the updates frustrated me and my websites became huge with databases over 2GB and discovered that Joomla could not handle it well, and WordPress was lightweight and updates never conflicted besides it had less security issues and zero day exploits. Stopped designing when I discovered comercial themes for WordPress. Now I just customize, I might start designing Open Source Themes again and make it free for the public. I love lightweight and speed optimized themes, who knows if I have time. Operating dozens of WordPress websites is very time consuming.